Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Gaylord Brewer, John Burgess, Dorothy Chan, Jordan Charlton, Magda Montiel Davis, Philip Deal, Joel Fishbane, Danielle Gasparo, Sarah Gerard, Tess Gunty, Julia Horwitz, M.M. Kaufman, Bryan Okwesili, Choya Randolph, Sean Riley, dave ring, William Snyder, Philip Venzke
Online, Print
Reading Periods: 
Oct 1 to Dec 31
Jan 1 to Jan 12
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

An international, student-run journal published by Ringling College of Art and Design, Shift features fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic texts, or other work in English or translation by emerging and established writers. They welcome images, too, and delight in literary oddities that push boundaries, challenge expectations, and defy easy categorization.

Tips From the Editor

  • We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, subject matter, or genre.
  • Follow submission guidelines on the website.
  • Don't lose heart. Your work will find its right home.

Contact Information

Sylvia Whitman, Managing Editor
Creative Writing
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
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Last updated: Feb 20, 2024